Essex Ski Racing Club is committed to safeguarding all our members and has adopted Snowsport England’s SnowSafe Children and Young People and SnowSafe Adults safeguarding policies and is committed to adopting any future versions of these policies. 
We adhere to the welfare policies of SnowSport England.
Our child welfare officer is Nicola Elphick
For any questions please do not hesitate to contact Nicola on:
Nicola can be contacted using the email above or in person at club races. 
The welfare of children and adults at risk is of paramount importance. It is not your responsibility to decide whether a child or adult has been abused, but it is your responsibility to report any concerns appropriately.  For children, you have a legal duty of care to pass on the concern appropriately with or without their permission, or the permission of their parents. For an adult, you would usually only do so with their consent, but you should still inform the Club Welfare Officer as there are times we need to report without consent. Rebecca Himpson is also available if Nicola cannot be contacted. If you feel more comfortable doing so, you maybe also notify the Snowsport England Welfare Lead directly using the contact details below. 
If you think a child or adult is in immediate danger, call the police or emergency services on 999. 
See below for useful contact details and resources:
Essex Ski Racing Club Welfare Officer:
Snowsport England Safeguarding Lead: Anthony Shaw – 07462 156784Snowsport England Deputy Welfare Officer: Tim Fawke – 01509 232323
National Contacts for Safeguarding:
ChildLine UK: 24 hour helpline for children: 0800 1111 – for adults concerned about a child – 0800 800 5000Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre: 0870 000 3344 – helpline for adults and young people concerned about bullying – 08451 205 204  – Freephone: 24 hour helpline – 0808 800 5000The Samaritans – 116 123To report on line abuse, please use the CEOP Report Abuse appAdvice for children, young people, parents and carers, please see the ThinkUKnow website – Craft Trust – the experts in safeguarding adults in sport – https://www.anncrafttrust.orgThe NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) –